Posts By: abare

The Best Band You’re Not Listening To

In the age of Spotify, YouTube and internet music in general, the amount of music out there is overwhelming. That’s where we are going to step in to help in a weekly piece “The Best Band You’re Not Listening To”

This weeks Best Band That You’re Not Listening To goes to Blackberry Smoke

Hailing from Georgia, Blackberry Smoke fuses country with good old fashioned Southern Rock and the result is some of the best summer jams out right now.

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Letterman top 10

Late Show, Top 10, CCMT, SSMC


By now I’m sure you know about David Letterman’s final show last night. Over his remarkable 30+ year career, Letterman has promoted and introduced to the public hundreds of musical acts and comedians. It was a badge of honor to be featured on his Late Night show, and in honor of his famous “Top 10” segment, we have compiled our own “Top 10” of favorite performances on Letterman by acts we have coming to the Music Circus and Melody Tent this summer.

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The long, sad history of April 15th

As I sit here writing this post, the city-wide moment of silence has just ended, the Red Sox game has resumed and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sits in jail guilty on 30 charges and is awaiting sentencing. It is about 60 degrees outside and Aaron Hernandez just gotten to Walpole, his new home for the rest of his life.  I’m excited about the Spring, I’m heavy-hearted about the Marathon victims and I’m elated about next Monday. There is no doubt that April 15th will stay with me for the rest of my life,

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National Puppy Day Puppy Facts!

In honor of National Puppy Day we decided to forgo the usual “Fun Music Facts of the Day” and give you a few fun puppy facts.

1. There are more puppies born in the US each year (6.2 million) than babies. (4 million)


2. Puppies get lonely, just like us. They are in the womb with a litter and are born with a litter so they love the company of humans or other animals.

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Hunter Hayes is having an amazing 2015 so far.

2015 is barely underway, but it is already arguably the biggest year in Hunter Hayes’ young career.

The news from earlier this week that Hayes’ song “I Want Crazy” just hit double platinum (2,000,000 sold) is just the cherry on top. So far in 2015 Hunter has seen two of his songs go gold (Everybody Got Somebody But Me & Invisible) one song go double platinum, he won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Country Artist,

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Our Top 5 Johnny Cash Songs

Johnny Cash would have turned 83 today. The ‘man in black’ is regarded as one of the most influential men not only in country music, but in all of music history. To celebrate the legend’s day of birth, we decided to list our top 5 Cash songs of all time.


1. Folsom Prison Blues (Live Version)- 

  • My favorite thing about this song is the fact that he sang it at the actual Folsom Prison.

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February 25th fun music facts of the day

George Harrison of The Beatles was born on February 25th, 1943. Harrison was the guitarist and a vocalist for the worlds most popular band.

In 1956, Elvis Presley had his first national hit when his song “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” went to #1 on the Billboard Country & Western chart.

In 1964, February 25th belonged to The Beatles as they recorded three singles at Abbey Road Studios in London.

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Where does the Blizzard of 2015 rank in Boston Blizzard History?

The Blizzard of 2015 dumped as many as three feet of snow in some places across Massachusetts, with Logan Airport checking in at 24.6′. As far as January snow totals go, that’s the largest storm to his Massachusetts in over 100 years, but where does it stack up in Boston’s history? The following are the top 10 snow storms in Boston’s history according to official measurements from Logan Airport.

1. February 17-18, 2003- 27.5 inches


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January 23rd fun music facts of the day

January 23rd isn’t a particularly thrilling day in music history, but it’s not quite a dud of a day either. On this day in 1971, George Harrison became the first solo Beatles member with a number one hit. His song “My Sweet Lord” stayed atop the charts for five weeks before being dethroned.

In 1977, Patti Smith fell off stage in Tampa Florida breaking a vertebra in her back on the 23rd.

The legendary pianist Ray Charles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 23rd 1986.

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January 22nd fun music facts of the day

Sunday, bloody Sunday. You have most likely  heard Bono and U2 sing those words over your radio hundreds of times over the years, but do you know where that term came from? The answer lies in Russia. On January 22nd, 1905 a large demonstration of workers marched to the Winter Palace in St. Petersberg to petition the Czar. Troops fired on the demonstrators which began the violent phase of the Russian Revolution and led to the nickname “Bloody Sunday.”

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